Category Archives: Handmade

1940’s Wrap dress

10 years ago this year, the year my fourth and last child started secondary school, I first attended our local adult education centre in order to learn how to play Bridge. It is now the 10th anniversary of meeting some … Continue reading

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Beryl Bomber dress

  I don’t know where I first saw the Beryl Bomber dress from Named clothing. But it was really bugging me and I knew that sooner or later I would have to make it. So I bought the pattern and I’ve had … Continue reading

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Relaxing Sewcation week…..Hmmm

It’s been a bit of a stressful time here since the beginning of the year for various reasons so I decided some time ago to take week commencing 23rd April as a sewcation week and just hunker down at home … Continue reading

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Tilly and the Buttons Coco top – just

I’m slowly working my way through the stash I purchased at the Knitting and stitching show in March and one thing I needed to use was the Tilly and the Buttons Coco top pattern that I was persuaded to buy … Continue reading

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Victoria Blazer with silk from the orient.

I’ve the By Hand London Victoria Blazer on my ‘to make’ list for ages. I knew I wanted to make a brown linen version but had found difficulty sourcing the right kind of brown linen until I went to the Knitting … Continue reading

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Beetlemania

So, at the Knitting and Stitching show with my friend Ruth, standing in a queue at the Doughty’s stand, a lady near the front of the queue pulled out a roll of fabric, shrieked ‘SNAKES’ and shoved the roll back … Continue reading

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V9147

As soon as I saw this pattern I knew I wanted to make it up in a double faced linen I had been eyeing up on the Merchant and Mills website for some time. When the fabric arrived it was lovely, a … Continue reading

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